Foundational Saxophone Lessons for Beginners

Play Online Saxophone Lessons™ offers on-demand video lessons for beginners with informative graphics, audio play-alongs, and structured practice assignments to reinforce skills and build good habits. Learn to play the saxophone online with any device through our step-by-step, saxophone lessons.

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Learn foundational saxophone skills

Whether you're a DIY learner, YouTube champion, or band student, Play helps you learn all the right foundational skills so that you're ready for whatever's next.

Affordable, professional, and flexible

Play's on-demand lessons are up to 7 times less expensive than private lessons, and can be completed on your own time. You can also opt to get personalized teacher feedback along the way for a more lesson-like experience. Plus, all of our lessons are taught by professionals with degrees in saxophone performance.

Bring enjoyment and wellness to your day

Aside from teaching you how to play the saxophone, we also strive to promote wellness and personal growth through creative exploration, breathing, listening, and mindfulness.

Build good practice habits

Our lessons are formatted with approachable warm-ups and practice assignments that help you build strong habits without even thinking about it.

Learn Your First Jazz Tune in Beginner Level 1

The Beginner Saxophone Level 1 Class includes four different saxophone lessons on foundational skills, all leading up to learning Sonnymoon for Two by Sonny Rollins. If you're starting from square one, take our free Fundamentals Class first to learn how to put the instrument together and make your first sound.

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Starting from Square One? Here's How to Start Playing the Saxophone

1. Buy or rent a saxophone and supplies

If you don't have a saxophone yet, you can buy new or used, or rent an instrument. Our buying guide goes over different options for buying or renting a saxophone, as well as the other supplies you will need to have.

2. If your saxophone is used, get it inspected

If you have a used saxophone (versus new), we recommend getting it inspected by a local music store repair tech to be sure it's working well.

3. Take our free Saxophone Fundamentals online class

Our free Saxophone Fundamentals class will take you from getting the saxophone out of your case to playing your first three notes.

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Always Taught By Professionals

Our online saxophone lessons are taught by professional saxophonists with degrees in saxophone performance. Get to know our teachers to learn more about their experience. 

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Who Should Take Our Online Saxophone Lessons?

If you just started learning or you’re brand new to the saxophone, our lessons are for you. Play’s saxophone lessons are also good for beginners who might already know how to play a few notes but are experiencing frustration in trying to keep up with other more advanced lessons.

Are Play's Lessons Good For Adults and School-Aged Students?

Yes, our online saxophone lessons are a good fit for middle-school students through adults. Although our lessons are very structured with built in warm-ups, interactive videos and play-alongs, and practice assignments, some younger students may need additional check-ins and encouragement to stay focused.

Will Play Online Saxophone Lessons™ Be the Right Fit for Me?

If you are a beginner who wants to learn how to play the saxophone through professional guidance, then Play Online Saxophone Lessons might be the right fit for you.
If you’re already working on intermediate or advanced repertoire, Play may not be the best fit for you at this time. We'll be adding more advanced saxophone lessons over time to suit more playing levels.

Play's online saxophone lessons can be completed on a computer, tablet, and your phone (although for convenience we recommend a larger screen if possible), so as long as you have access to that technology plus a stable internet connection, you are able to access our saxophone lessons.

Have Any Other Questions?

If you have any other questions about Play Online Saxophone Lessons, feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to speak with you further.

How Much Are the Lessons?

We offer a free Saxophone Fundamentals Class for those who are just getting started from scratch, then from there our Classes start at $39 and include 4 to 5 individual lessons. If you opt to join Play Premium, you will have unlimited access to all Classes and will also be able to message a teacher with questions and to get personalized playing tips. Learn more about Play Premium here.